Dear Santa: Christmas 2012 ideas for pilots

Ho ho ho... I've been good... please may I have a copy of Jocky Sanderson's new DVD?

Santa’s Elves have been busy all year and the XC Shop is full of great gifts for pilots – this is our round up of what’s best.

#1 Security in Flight 2

Security in Flight 2

The essential guide to flying at your safest: a completely new set of films and 120-page book from Jocky Sanderson.

#2 Classic Routes

Classic Routes

Guidebook, storybook, picture book and fact file, Classic Routes is a 192-page hardback coffee table free flying extravaganza and “one of the most important books you can own”, according to Greg Hamerton. This is the book John Silvester says he’s “been waiting 25 years to read.” Free worldwide shipping on this heavyweight hardback for a limited time.

#3 Mount Infinity

Mount Infinity

Just out. A stunning documentary that gets inside the head of Judith Zweifel as she attempts the most dangerous of all acro moves: the infinite tumble.

#4 Birdmen


Scooping awards the world over, this is a breathtaking DVD. Join Matt Gerdes and friends as they shoot tight lines close into terrain.

#5 XCertina Bag


The original and still the best. Protect and prolong your paraglider’s life with the XCertina bag, now in its third version.

#6 Flying Rags for Glory

Flying Rags for Glory

From beginner to champion, this is the perfect guide for those in the competition scene. By Mads Syndergaard.

#7 The Alps

Best Flying Sites of the Alps

The encyclopaedia of Alpine flying sites. This book covers 110 sites in depth and a further 500 as alternatives. If you are vaguely interested in flying in the European Alps then this is a must-have book. Beautifully produced.

#8 Powermax Heated Gloves

Powermax Heated Gloves

Say goodbye to winter hot-aches with a pair of heated gloves powered by AA rechargeable batteries or their own special battery pack. Amazing price.

#9 XCConnect PTT

Chatter to your heart’s content with this finger button push-to-talk radio system. Sturdy wiring throughout.

#10 Cross Country Subscription

Cross Country Magazine

Don’t miss an issue of the world’s most widely ready paragliding and hang gliding magazine by having it delivered to your letterbox, computer or iPad.

#11 Plus…

Never Ending Thermal

We have a limited number of copies of the classic film Never Ending Thermal at the bargain price of £8.95. That’s 60% off. The perfect stocking filler.

Shipping Dates

XCShop ships from the UK. Order before these dates to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas.

  • Rest of World: 5 December
  • USA and Europe: 10 December
  • UK: 18 December

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